Entertainment

It’s time to get metaled up. VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming, That Metal Show is returning for its 12th season. The acclaimed hard rock and heavy metal talk show hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine kicks off the latest season on Saturday, June 1 at 11:00PM ET/PT.

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The Kinsel Lincoln Jazz+Blues Fest was held Saturday, May 18, on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont featuring 14 bands performing on three stages. All funds raised will benefit the Museum of the Gulf Coast.

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Orange Community Players will close the 2012-13 season with “Nunsense A-Men” May 16-19. Times are 7:37 p.m. on May 16-18 and 2:37 p.m. on May 19. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students. Directed by Diana Hall and dedicated to Jeff Hattman, five talented voices from Kevin Doss, Doug Rogers, Paul Burch, Justin Sanders and Jonathan McCollum are involved in this hilarious spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. Think Mrs.

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“STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS,” Rated PG-13 — Big, loud and in 3-D (3-D/IMAX at some theaters), “Star Trek Into Darkness” offers teens a jolt of fun and parents and grandparents many nostalgic pleasures. One could wish the villain — though his roots lie in the 1960s TV series and the 1980s movies — weren’t cast as a terrorist. That’s a tired trope for today. But despite this, director J.J.

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Kree Harrison

Four contestants remain in Season 12 of “American Idol,” and one is from Southeast Texas — Kree Harrison of Woodville. If Harrison makes it through this week’s elimination round and is in the final three, a slew of events will be held Saturday, May 4, and expect the “American Idol” cameras to be in town for the homecoming concert and activities.

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The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce partnered with the American Petroleum Institute for a crawfish boil at the downtown Event Centre on Thursday evening, April 18. Hundreds of letters of support addressed to the State Department were signed seeking the permit to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Allison Underhill

(Lamar press release)

Lamar University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will close the 2012-13 season with “An American Sampler:” An Evening of Classic One-Act Plays April 25-28.  

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. April 25-27, and 2 p.m. April 28. The student-directed plays are each approximately half an hour long, and will be performed in the Studio Theatre.  

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Lamar choir

(Lamar press release)

The Cardinal Singers will delight audiences with jazz classics and popular ’50s hits that are guaranteed to get toes tapping when they take the stage for the Lamarissimo! concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Julie Rogers Theatre.

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On Wednesday, April 17, Dr. Timothy Chargois, superintendent of Beaumont ISD, called a press conference at his office to ask the local media to help the district promote “civility and humility” among factions of the community.

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Sally Chandler

The question as to whether Facebook, Twitter, texting, video games and other new technologies are causing social isolation in today’s society will continue to be a hot debate among sociologists, psychologists and other academics; now, the issue is seeping into the world of art.

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